Strawberry Tirimisu

Photo by Beth U.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    eggs, room temp, whites and yolks separated

  • 1/4

    C. caster sugar (superfine sugar-- you can use powdered)

  • 10.5

    oz. mascarpone cheese

  • 1/2

    C. whipped cream

  • 15

    strawberries, hulled, cleaned, and quartered

  • 1/3

    C. strong coffee (espresso is best)

  • 2

    tbsp. añejo rum

  • 14

    ladyfingers

  • unsweetened cocoa, to garnish

Directions

Beat egg yolks with sugar with electric mixer on med-high until yolks are pale and thick. Add marscarpone, beat til incorporated. In seperate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold cream into cheese mixuture, then fold in eggwhites. Fold in the strawberries. In sm. bowl, combine rum and espresso. Dip seven of the ladyfingers into the coffe/rum mixture (don't dip the entire ladyfinger, or it may fall apart), then place them in the bottom of a serving dish. Spread half the cheese/strawberry mixture over the ladyfingers. Dip remaining seven ladyfingers in coffee/rum, then place over cheese. Spread remaining cheese over. Refrigerate four hours (or more), then sift cocoa over and serve. If desired, garnish each piece with half a strawberry.

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